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November 2009

Path of the Righteous Crane – The Life & Legacy of Eu Tong Sen

By |2009-11-10T02:11:52+08:00November 10th, 2009|Categories: Books|Tags: , , |

This book is said to be the first official biography of one of Asia’s well-known figures – Eu Tong Sen. Written by Ilsa Sharp, Eu Tong Sen’s story is told based on extentive research. As Sharp herself explains, “This is no ordinary tale of a towkay who just struck it rich”.

Our copy of this book was purchased at Select Bookstore in Singapore. Those interested could probably enquire about this book at the local bookstores – the ISBN number is as follows:
ISBN 981-4189-22-7

January 2009

Chinese Chess?

By |2009-01-26T04:42:08+08:00January 26th, 2009|Categories: What is it?|Tags: , , , |

This is said to be a Chinese Chess set and is made from paper. Each strip has two Chinese characters on it. If anyone knows how to play this game, we would be pleased to receive instructions or any comments or stories about playing the game.

Chinese Gambling Tokens?

By |2009-01-26T04:00:39+08:00January 26th, 2009|Categories: What is it?|Tags: , , , , |

In the great days of Perak mining when Kinta Valley was the world’s biggest producer of tin, gambling was one of the main evils (alongside opium, women, alchohol and the Secret Societies) that faced the hardworking mining and railway coolies, as well as the rich Towkays who often lost their fortunes.

While we are not absolutely sure that these are bone gambling tokens, but that is how they were described when we obtained them and as they are of different sizes and denominations that may be a correct assumption. However, it has also been suggested that they are something to do with a Chinese ancestors altar and may be made of ivory. Should anyone know more we would be glad to hear from them. The photograph shows 32 of the 49 in the set and covers all the different sizes.

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